BZP Premier Membership Store Opens
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at 10:07pm by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
Since the forums came back, all members have experienced the fun of Premier Member perks like rank images and blogs. This has been our way of thanking you all for sticking around during the downtime. It's also given us time to work on a new, more integrated system for Premier Memberships. To that end I give you the BZPower Store, the new place to buy your Premier Memberships. Everyone will get to keep their perks until December 26th (Merry Christmas!), but starting today you'll be able to buy new Premier Memberships. Come next year there will be some more changes to the program, please read on to learn more.
For many years, Premier Memberships have cost $7/$11/$35 for a 6 month/1 year/lifetime Premier Membership. Starting January first, those prices will go up to $10/$16/$40. This is primarily to help defray the increased coasts from our new server, but also because of things like inflation. If you buy a Premier Membership between now and the end of the year, you'll be able to take advantage of the current, lower, price.
Also starting in January, we'll be removing email forwarders as a Premier Perk. Premier Members who already have a forwarder or who buy a Premier Membership between now and the end of the year will keep their forwarders until January 1, 2013, when they will be turned off for good. This should give you plenty of time to migrate to another email address if you've been giving out your forwarder. We're sorry to have to take away a perk, but it's not something many members use and it takes a lot of time to add and keep track of them. We are looking into additional perks to add to the program in the future.
If you currently have an active 6 month or 1 year Premier Membership, after it expires you will have to renew through the new Store. If you have a Lifetime Membership you shouldn't have to do anything.
Finally, as of right now we are only accepting payment via PayPal. We will look into adding check or other payment forms in the future.
My last comment is, this is a brand new system for us - if you see anything that looks wrong or weird, please let us know!
Thank you everyone for your cooperation, support, and patience!
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